What's more important than going to the store to buy milk for your mother, especially when she's cooking your favourite meal? And how do you go about getting that milk when the only store in the village sells everything but milk? When you're a young Knight it's all about quests, and A Knight's Quest: Quest for Milk by Juice Tin will lead you on a sweet, kid-friendly journey of exploration and adventure to get that milk for your mother, and achieve the ultimate prize of a steaming bowl of freshly made turtle soup.
The controls are simple; use the [arrow] or [WASD] keys to move around the village, and the [spacebar] to interact with objects and each of the characters you encounter along the way. There's no inventory, as items you collect will automatically be used when needed. You'll be more concerned about the tasks that are set before you, and you can easily access the task list by clicking on the icon in the bottom right of the screen. Your goal is to get milk but to do this you will need to engage in dialogue with villagers, ask the right questions, and complete tasks to aid your progress... and of course there are a whole bunch of characters just waiting to tell you all about themselves.
As an adventure, the bulk of the gameplay in A Knights Quest lies in the exploration and interaction with characters. The actual gameplay of solving puzzles and completing tasks would be quite brief if not for the amount of clicking and ground you have to cover. Luckily, there's a lot of lovely detail in the graphics, and the conversations your Knight will have with each character are unique, with plenty of humour thrown into the mix. As a treat, you might encounter the occasional (albeit subtle) references to some well-known games. What's also nice is that on completion of your quest you can replay the game by accessing the 'Secrets' menu which will literally present you with easter eggs, in the form of... well, easter eggs.
Some may be familiar with Juice Tin's platform game, That Gravity Game, but this is totally different. With smooth, easy to use controls, sumptuous detail and pop-culture style humour, A Knight's Quest is a lovely diversion that won't necessarily extend your cerebral capacities, but rather will entertain, amuse and remind you of the importance of respecting your mother and helping others, even if it's simply in the pursuit of milk... that costs well over $650.00. And that's the low-fat variety. Without diamonds in it.